2015 May 21 / 12:00
Hermann Painitz

Painitz’ Planierung der Alpen (1968-1971) questions the relation of culture and nature and suggests the pouring of concrete and the leveling of the alps in order to emphasize the artificial and the human-made against the naturally grown. His interest in logic and systematic image shaping processes led to this clear demand that nature should not have any impact anymore, as art and nature are contraries and furthermore, nature, especially mountains, is preventing from movement and flexibility.
Painitz demanded the liberation of humankind as it is being suppressed by nature and the abolition of nature in order to create a borderless street and airfield out of the earth’s surface.